Recipe~ Makes 5 quarts of applesauce
30 Apples- a variety of different apples is best
4 Cups of R. W. Knudsen (Apple) Cider & Spice
Core and cut the apples into chunks place in a large stock pot. Squeeze the lemon juice over the apples. Pour 4 cups of cider over the apples. cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook apples until tender, 10-15 minutes. Push apples thru a sieve. Taste your applesauce, if it is too tart return to the pan and add sugar and cook until dissolved.
*If using a food processor to mash your applesauce it would be easiest to peel your apples before cooking them.
Add the apple sauce to hot sterile jars for canning. Make sure to leave 1/2" of head room in the jars and the lids are on nice and tight. Place in water bath, cover. Bring to a boil and boil for 20 minutes. Carefully remove jars onto the counter and let them cool for 24 hours, makes sure all the jars are sealed.
Enjoy applesauce all year long.
This applesauce is perfect for cooking with or just eating :) My little helper couldn't get enough of it. And it is just right for him since there is no added sugar, not even in the apple cider I used.